I am reading Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games right now. The main character is a teenage girl named Katniss Everdeen. She’s smart, strong, resourceful, and self-aware, all good qualities for anyone, but especially for a young woman who’s about to fight for her life (don’t tell me…I’m only halfway through the book). Some students in my [...]
In light of the fact that you’ll be reading To Kill a Mockingbird for 4th quarter, I have altered the requirements for independent reading. I still want you to choose a book to read (fiction or nonfiction). It’s good to have a book of our own, always. Pick something you really will enjoy. Please have [...]
Learn more about National Poetry Month at Poets.org, the Academy of American Poets. Also plan to carry a poem in your pocket on Poem in Your Pocket Day. More: Poems for Teens at Poet’s.org Poetry 180, a poem a day for American High Schools
I thought it was an interesting idea to think about reading in that cumulative way, and it is a worthy way to sum up an year. Here’s what I wrote about the books I read. Maybe you might create a similar post in your own blog.
To recognize the importance of reading, of sharing ideas, and of speaking freely, the English department is sponsoring an essay contest to coincide with the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week. All students are encouraged to submit an essay for the contest. See guidelines below. September 25−October 2, 2010 Essay Option #1 Locate the list [...]
Check out this blog: Guys Lit Wire. You might also consider using your own blog to recommend books for your peers. Fight the cultural stereotype that boys don’t like to read. Reading is good for your brain!